S: Thank You
FC: Years of Memories | To Lisa With Great Appreciation
1: Dear Lisa, It is not often you take time to thank someone for what they have done for you. I am honored to have this opportunity to thank you for all you have done, and for agreeing to work with me. You will never know the impact you have had on my family. I am not even sure that I can put it into words. It seems like just a few short years ago you were sitting across the table from me at a job interview at Victor Haen School. Little did I know the impact my decision, at that time, would have on my life. Thank goodness, our team decided to hire you and welcome you to be a part of our 4th grade team. You quickly became comfortable teaching 4th grade and fit in beautifully with our unit. Your warm personality and desire to do what was right for your students was admired. I remember our trip to Milwaukee to learn about "math tiles". Spending time with you that day was refreshing. I still remember parts of our conversation. Little did we know that your 4th grade stay would be short but sweet. Soon you were on the move and teaching 2nd grade. Although you would never listen to my advice on dating, you continued to be a great friend. I will never forget the time we wore the same dress, only you had a more creative way of wearing it, backwards. Your sense of humor is what I will miss the most. While you taught 2nd grade, we still remained friends. I remember walking into your classroom and always looking forward to the new ideas I would see decorating your walls.
2: THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT OF TIME TO DO THE TWO THINGS I LOVE DOING MOST. BECAUSE OF YOU, I HAVE HAD A SENSE OF PEACE.
3: I remember being at Pam's house when you came and showed us that you were engaged. You were so happy, and we were happy for you (I am now glad you didn't take my dating advice, Mark is a great person). Your wedding was a beautiful event. During the reception, I remember your dad standing up and saying, "They sure are going to have beautiful children." He was right! It has been exciting to watch your family grow from 2 to 5. Watching you run around with your three beautiful children reminds me often of how my life used to be, and how fast my own three have grown up. In 2004, when I knew Pam would be teaching full time. I knew exactly who I wanted to work with, you. At that point, I didn't know if you would be willing to job-share with me or not, thankfully you were. In a few quick days, we had to put together a plan and begin planning for the next year. Since that day, I have loved our time together. I have loved learning from you. I have loved planning baby showers and birthday celebrations for you. I have loved watching you deal with parents, students, and handle parent teacher conferences. I have loved sharing your life, joys and trials. I am always amazed at how easy problem solving is for you. You have had so many great ideas about little things that have made a huge difference (seating charts and room arrangements). Everything, it has all been a blessing. Most of all, I have loved the relationship that we had. The level of respect we have for each other is a gift. Job-share relationships do not always work out. My experience is that it has been easy. Trials that have come up, have been minimal and easy to solve. The understanding that we compliment each other, and that our students need the best from each of us is commendable.
4: 2004-2005 | Rachel Barta, Vince Bevers, Abby Bigelow, Dylan Couch, Britt DeCoster, Nick Dercks, Kylie Frederickson, Seth Graper, Cody Hietpas, Alex Hostettler, Eric Jochman, Jamz Jones, Ryan McElhaney, Andrew Rentmeester,Courtney Sievert, Brianna Talbot,Cody Tilton, Jazmine Terry, Sara VanRossum, Drew Weidinger, Bobbie Jo Whalen, Cole Zirbel
6: WE REALLY DID NOT COLOR COORDINATE OUR OUTFITS. WHAT WAS I THINKING???
7: IT'S A GIRL
10: 2005-2006: Jesse Banick, Jacob Cash, Adam Chandler, Amy Crowe, Angela DeCoster, Baille Ferg, Brianna Geurts, Cole Keberlein, John Koester, Hannah Larson, Tucker Laux, Cassie Lemerond, Kyler Meredith, Trent Nytes, Ryan Serwe, Nick St. John, Gracelyn Sweatt, Shaunna Taycher, Rick VandeHey, Vanessa VandeHey, Reed VanEpern, Cory Veltus, Joey Walriven
12: 2006-2007 | Hannah Baeten, Spencer Daun, Daniel DeLaney, Ethan Edmondson, Grace Gibbin, Noah Gilbert, Derek Hansen, Rebecca Huff, Casey LaFond, Jessica Locke, Christina Moll, Christina Olson, Claire Podvin, Trina Remter, Jourdin Thill, Theron Tracanna, Tanner Vandenheuvel, Tyler Wheeler, Mackenzie Williamsen, Chance Yao, Abby Zirbel
14: 2007-2008 | Abby Ashbeck, Kaleasha Ashley, Austin Fiala, Chandler Grawvunder, Shelby Hietpas, Sydney Hummell, Tristan Hupf, Alex Jochman, Ebony Jurek, Alexis Knaus, Rosie Meyer, Markus Moes, Madilyn Ninedorf, Darren Paul, Chase Pynenberg, Miles Schuler, Jade Sobiek, Nick Sultze, Cole Vandehey, Darian Vanofferen, Allyson Vanzeeland, Zach Verbruggen, Sam Vetter, Ryan Wirth
15: Shaving Cream By Alex Jochman My Pre-K class was playing with shaving cream. When I touched it, I vomited. My mom had to talk with Mrs. Johnsen and me to figure out why I got sick. We think it was because of the shaving cream. It stunk because I was in class and in Pre-K. Gross, I know. | Fire Drill By Darian VanOfferen In Mrs. Holman's second grade class, there was a hilarious event. It happened during reading time. First, Mrs. Holman told us never to throw books, even if we owned the book. The the fire drill sounded. Her book, The Littles, flew up into the air. The second graders burst into laughter on the way out of the building.
18: 2008-2009 | Julie Allen, Johan Alvarez, Sarah Armitage, Mariah Baeten, Ryan Bekkers, Emily Berkers, Emma Blaha, Tate Cumings, Randy Estevez, Payton Gershon, Josh Green, Brittany Handrich, Cole Hietpas, Rachel Hietpas, Jacob Johnson, Trevor Johnson, Chad Lambie, Josh Mauel, Kasey Meredith, Kenzie Otto, Trevor Paris, Tyler Parker, McKenzie Rangle | This was our last year at Victor Haen School.
20: Geology Museum | Field Trip Madison, Wisconsin
21: Wisconsin Government
22: 2009-2010 | Jessie Bandt, Jack Bruecker, Jessica Buss, Miguel chavez-Sanchez, Haley Corcoran, Jakob Darrow, Alex Diaz-Baez, Kaden Ferris, Milly Figueroa, Ian Frederickson, Skyler Glaser, Andrew Harder, Jeremiah Howell, Emma Hurst, Madison Karch, Tai Kong, Drew Morstadt, Brooklyn Nettekoven, Abby Neuber, Matt Otto, LeeAnn Pasanen, Francisco Rivera Delagado, McKenna Seefeldt, Will Terry, Kaelyn VanOfferen Makenzie Woodruff
23: This was our first year at Quinney School. The students were wonderful. They worked hard and were so respectful.
25: I just wanted to say thank you to you both for making LeeAnn's 4th grade year so wonderful. She has made so many improvements throughout the year. Chris and I appreciate all of your extra efforts you have made! LeeAnn has really come far from 3rd grade, it is unbelievable. She really enjoyed school this year and enjoyed being in your class! Thank you again! We will miss you. Have a great summer. Sheri Pasanen (LeeAnn is in the picture below, the middle girl in a pink top.)
28: 2010-2011 | Miranda Ashauer, Nolan Baehr, Sawyer Bartel, Logan Bartman, Jacob Begotka, Grace Bessey, Katelyn Erath, Eric Geurden, Mya Gruett, Jacob Hawkins, Lily Hopfensperger, Kyra Jordan, Riley Knaack, Matthew Knick, Jaeden Langenberg, Austin Lazor, Carli Lund, Nic Miller, Emory Nelson-Smith, Caroline Peters, Aaron Petkovsek, Daria Pfile, Emily Schuh-White, Arthur Sherrill, Lucas Slonaker, Hannah St. Germain, Tyler Vanderlois, Trevor Verhagen
29: Carli (below with the Hershey Bar) Lund was a great student with wonderful parents. Amy, Carli's mom, showered us with Starbuck's giftcards throughout the year. Amy started off helping in our classroom every Friday, then she got hired by the district as a prapro and was able to be in our classroom daily during social studies. Her and her husband are great people. Scott, her husband, is tall (6'8" ish0. He works for the police department in Little Chute. We saved this candy bar and cut it apart when we were learning about fractions. They are a special family.
30: Class Picture
32: Addition Fact Mrs. TeGrootenhuis smart + funny + beautiful + awesome teacher = Mrs. TeGrootenhuis I will miss you! Thanks for teaching me all things I need to know. I wish I could stay with you forever. Hugs and Kisses, Lily H. | Thank you for being an awesome wonderful teacher this year. Nic Miller | Mrs. T. I had a great year with you. Thank you for helping me with math and decimals. You are an awesome teacher and I will miss you so much! Love Mya Mya's mom, Diane, came and helped us a lot in class. Diane was a hoot. She did whatever needed to be done in the classroom. She had a great sense of humor and showered us with gifts all year long. One of the last days of school, she brought in a snowcone maker and different flavors. For teacher appreciation day, she made chicken salad and brought it in for lunch. It was great. She made our year fun and exciting. Mya was sensitive and yet had a great sense of humor and sense of what is right and wrong. | Mrs. T., Thank you for everything you've done to help Logan this year. He's made such great stride's in math! We will definitely be working on math worksheets this summer and visiting a few math websites. Have a great summer-Logan will truly miss you! Wendy, Tom and Logan.
33: Dear Mrs. TeGrootenhuis, Just a little note of appreciation for the time and energy you put in to making 4th grade interesting and fun. Miranda always came home full of enthusiasm and always had wonderful things to say about your class and stories to share. We heard about how fun class was, especially social studies and math. We appreciate the way Miranda was encouraged to participate in class. She was able to learn a lot because she was challenged. Thank you again for all your hard work, time commitment and planning that you have put into this year. We were so lucky to have you and Mrs. O'Brien as Miranda's 4th grade teachers. There are many wonderful memories making 4th grade an unforgettable year! We hope you have a great summer and we also wish you the best of luck at Park! The students there will be blessed! Kay and Mark Ashauer | Kim, Thank you for a wonderful year. I love that you saw Aaron needed to do times tests orally. He progressed much quicker. It gave him confidence. He loved school this year. I am so grateful!! Big Hug! Holly and Scott (Aaron's Parents) Dear Mrs. T., Thanks for an awesome year. You made math awesome!! I learned a lot this year, and you made it possible. Your friend, Aaron | Miss T, I hope you have a good time at Park School! You were a great teacher this year. I loved your laugh, very cool. S.S. I will try my hardest on math in summer school! I will miss Quinney School. I will miss you so much. Love Emily Ann Schuh White
34: As our paths go their separate ways, I would like to thank you once again. Because of you, I have been able to follow my dreams and the path I know God has laid out for me. The years we have worked together allowed me to grow as a teacher, parent, and friend. I will always treasure the conversations we have had (most at the expense of your prep-time). Every interaction and connection has been a new thread used to strengthened the fabric of my life. | "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and funture." Jeremiah 29:11
35: Thank You From All Of Us!